Another weekend of music, dance and festive spirit has wrapped up.
The Cobargo Folk Festival was a massive hit over Friday to Sunday, March 1-3, attended by a huge crowd and stellar lineup of international and domestic musicians.
It was the 24th event for the successful festival, which benefits the wider community around the country town in which it is set.
In 2018, $1.2million went into the community as a direct result of the festival, but the overall tourism impact was $2.2million.
Speaking on Monday after the pack up had begun, the festival's executive director Zena Armstrong said the festival team was still crunching the numbers, but they were very happy with this year's turnout with attendees coming from both local areas and further beyond.
"The feedback we've got has been great, particularly about the quality of the acts," she said.
"The international acts we're getting are just as good as any you'd find in the capital cities so it's a tremendous privilege to bring them to Cobargo."
The performers included Irish button accordion player Sharon Shannon and her talented band who impressed the crowd on Saturday.
Shane Howard and Jordie Lane held the audience captive with their incredible songwriting and lyrics.
North American Richard Gilewitz had an intricate fingerpicking style that had to be seen to be believed.
Susan O'Neill, also from Ireland, used both her loop pedal and amazing husky voice to mesmerise the crowd on Saturday.
And that night Scottish trad rock fusion eight-piece Skerryvore used the combination of violin, tin whistle, bagpipe and accordion along with electric instruments to pack out one of the venues and turn it into a dance floor.
There was also Bega Valley crowd favourite Daniel Champagne who routinely stuns audiences with his complex guitar skills.
Corey Legge of the Swamp Stompers fame was on the bill to launch his new solo album, Driving Out Of Eden.
And singer-songwriter Vendulka, who used to perform at the The Crossing's youth stage at the festival, also blew the crowd away with her songs and voice.
Another highlight of the event was the fire show on Saturday night, where talented fire twirlers took to the oval to show off their skills to the beat of taiko drummers who were performing alongside them.
"The feedback we've had from the international performers are that they're blown away by the response they receive here," Ms Armstrong said.
"Skerryvore, who have toured over the world, said it was one of the best audiences they've ever played to. They want to come back!"
Bands like Skerryvore showed that folk music was exciting, she said.
"Even if two to three kids come out saying 'I want to learn fiddle', then our job is done," she said.
Ms Armstrong thanked the volunteers who had worked on the event and said planning was already underway for the 25th festival. She said connections had been developed with a couple of festivals in Canada and it would be exciting to see what came from those relationships.